Business

By - 6/6/16 - 6:10 pm

WCVB reports on a video taken by a customer of the America's Food Basket in Mattapan Square.

By - 5/31/16 - 11:24 am

A couple of reports from this past holiday weekend:

Vanyaland reports the bassist for a band playing O'Brien's in Allston last night tried to set his instrument on fire - with the help of some lighter fluid. No, it wasn't the Flaming Lips.

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports a large fight inside the Cask 'n Flagon early Sunday ended with "1 female with cut to face and officers closing the bar early."

By - 5/31/16 - 7:58 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a group of local developers are snapping up the Taj Hotel, where the Ritz used to be.

By - 5/19/16 - 2:36 pm

The Verge reports GM plans to roll out its Maven car-sharing service in Boston this summer.

By - 5/19/16 - 12:18 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the owners of the Taj Boston are putting it up for sale - and pricing it to move (they paid $170 million for the former Ritz, would accept $125 million).

By - 5/18/16 - 11:38 pm

Banker & Tradesman reports (subscription required) the commercial condo space used by the Starbucks at 165 Newbury St. recently sold for $6.25 million - a new Newbury Street record. Read more.

By - 5/18/16 - 8:01 am

The Boston Licensing Board recently gave Sagarino's, 106 South St., the right to sell liquor in pint and half-pint bottles, after the store argued customers living in tiny units want the freedom to buy smaller liquor bottles to match their smaller storage space. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 1:52 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday voted a one-day suspension for a February incident Belle Isle Wine and Spirits in which an employee got into the boss's office, took out his rifle and posed for a Facebook photo with it, which led to a visit by Boston Police and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 5:16 pm

A federal appeals court says federal law trumps Massachusetts law when it comes to delivery services and that means same-day-delivery companies can keep treating drivers like independent contractors paid based solely on how many packages they deliver, rather than providing them health insurance, worker's compensation and other employee benefits. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 10:09 am

UPDATE: Board orders one-day suspension.

Charbel Rizkallah acknowledges he made a mistake on Feb. 24: After a day at a Weymouth shooting range with his father, he drove up to his Belle Isle Wine and Spirits on Saratoga Street in East Boston, put his unloaded rifle in his office, set the combination lock on the office door, then went to do some errands. Read more.

By - 5/10/16 - 1:03 pm
Seaplane in Boston Harbor

The day after the Globe reported two companies want to start seaplane service to New York, Aidan noticed a seaplane just casually docked in Boston Harbor.

By - 5/5/16 - 12:45 pm
Former Select Cafe in Roslindale becoming a veterinary clinic

Roslindale Village Main Street reports the owner of 2 Belgrade St. is nearing completion of a lease with a veterinary clinic to move into the space once occupied by Select Cafe, which closed in 2013.

In recent weeks, workers have been gutting and renovating the space.

By - 5/5/16 - 10:47 am

A restaurant broker is advertising a "top-notch fast casual restaurant" in West Roxbury that has $900,000 worth of "brand new first rate facilities," a beer-and-wine license, a location at the end of the building it's in and 85 indoor seats and 20 patio seats: Read more.

By - 5/4/16 - 1:37 pm

When the Aloft hotel on D Street opened on Feb. 4, the lobby had one of the pool tables that all Aloft hotels have. And then management had to order it packed up and put it in storage when they learned that Boston requires a license for pool tables in places of public accommodation. Read more.

By - 5/4/16 - 12:21 pm

A federal appeals court yesterday dismissed a lawsuit against a New Jersey company whose phone anonymizer service was used by a vengeful Quincy woman to make phony sexually explicit, harassing phone calls to the neighbor of a man who had fired her from her job at a Quincy diner. Read more.

By - 5/3/16 - 1:55 pm

Bldup reports the sale of 175 Federal St. to a German investor.

By - 5/2/16 - 12:11 pm
Four arrested at pipeline construction site in West Roxbury

Heading to E-5 for booking. Photo by Rev. Anne Bancroft.

After a winter break, Spectra Energy resumed digging up Washington Street in West Roxbury today for a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline from Westwood to a "metering and regulating" station at Grove and Centre streets.

Four protesters walked in front of the construction equipment on Washington and Stimson streets this morning and refused to move - until they were arrested. Read more.

By - 5/2/16 - 10:52 am

A Weymouth-based chain of walk-in urgent-care clinics goes before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to open an outlet in what is now a closed martial arts center next to where the Panera used to be on Spring Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 4/29/16 - 11:42 pm

A federal appeals court ruled today that people who download a newspaper's mobile app are "subscribers" even if they pay no fee for access and that that means a local man can continue to sue Gannett over information its USA Today app sent about him to a third-party company. Read more.